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On detection of volatility spillovers in overlapping stock markets

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This paper applies a recently proposed structural vector autoregressive model identification method to an established, previously unidentified theoretical model of stock market volatility spillovers. The structural model is identified and can be estimated with the method of maximum likelihood. Volatility spillovers can then be tested with the standard likelihood ratio test. This way our test, unlike the majority of the existing volatility spillover tests, has its foundations firmly in the economic theory. Our test is developed for fully overlapping stock markets. The empirical application of the paper considers stock markets of the eurozone in the years 2010–2011. Evidence of volatility spillovers is found.

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  • Kohonen, Anssi, 2013. "On detection of volatility spillovers in overlapping stock markets," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 22(C), pages 140-158.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:empfin:v:22:y:2013:i:c:p:140-158
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jempfin.2013.04.005
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    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
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    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
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